Open and Shut

From Wisconsin Watch and Wisconsin Public Radio

Open and Shut: A Special Series By Wisconsin Watch and Wisconsin Public Radio


"Open and Shut" is a narrative, seven-part investigative series following two district attorneys in Wisconsin's Fox Valley and their impact on victims, the accused and the justice system. "Open and Shut" is a joint production of Wisconsin Watch and WPR.


Hosted by Phoebe Petrovic and reported by Phoebe Petrovic and Dee J. Hall.

Producers — Nina Earnest, Phoebe Petrovic

Editor — Karen Given

Production assistants — Enjoyiana Nururdin, Clare Amari

Digital project manager — Coburn Dukehart

Digital story editor — Dee J. Hall

Digital editors — Alyssa Allemand, David Hyland

Technical director — Brad Kolberg

Music — Karl Christenson

Art direction — John Thomas Nichols

Marketing specialist — Angela Woodward

Digital design — Amanda Starich, Anna Rueden and Jane Jiumaleh

Legal review — Christa Westerberg, Aaron Dumas

Additional support — Andy Hall, Noah Ovshinsky, Bridgit Bowden, Madeline Heim and Wesley Lethem

Financial support — NEW News Lab, Report for America and the Vital Projects Fund

Special thanks to WPR's Marketing Team for their organizational support.

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